Manuscript as Medium - A Two-Day Conference at Fordham University, Lincoln Center

Manuscript as Medium - A Two-Day Conference at Fordham University, Lincoln Center, Saturday, March 5-Sunday, March 6, 2016 ,Fordham University, Lincoln Center

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015

Call for Papers: This conference is devoted to current concern with manuscripts in all their physicality. Across the disciplines, investigators delight in the sometimes untidy, often beautiful, pages of manuscripts—bound as apparently heterogenous miscellanies, glossed and amended over the centuries, enhanced with illuminations or with printed illustrations latterly pasted in. We welcome papers on any topic related to these issues, including technical investigations of production; manuscripts and monastic communities; image and text on the manuscript page; Jewish-Christian relations and sacred books; Islam, the west, and manuscripts; manuscripts as stand-ins for sacred or political figures; the hybrid manuscript-print codex in the age of incunabula; accessibility and immateriality of the manuscript in the digital age.

Speakers include: Jessica Brantley, Yale University; Kathryn Rudy, University of St Andrews; Andrew Taylor, University of Ottowa

We invite abstracts for traditional twenty-minute presentations or short contributions to a Flash session; each Flash paper will be five minutes long and should be accompanied by a focused visual presentation.

Please submit an abstract and cover letter with contact information by September 15, 2015 to:

Center for Medieval Studies - Faculty Memorial Hall 405b – Fordham University, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, New York, 10458


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